Cleantech, short for "clean technology," is a term used to describe products or services that improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions. It is also referred to as "green tech." The term refers specifically to consumer, regulatory and industry interest in clean forms of energy generation as it relates to climate change, environmental impact and venture capital interest in related startup companies.
Transportation topped smart grid and biofuels in cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2010, according to a new report. Here's a breakdown of the numbers.
October 4, 2010 6:51am |
Billions are on tap to be spent on the smart grid in 2010, according to a new report. Here's a rundown of who and what gets the money -- and why.
1 | September 28, 2010 11:52am |
Cleantech Group's quarterly numbers are out and it's not looking good. The IPO window has shut and VC investment has dropped. But is it all bad? There may be a few bright spots in cleantech after all.
July 11, 2012 10:54am |
The U.S. and U.K. are falling behind China, Germany, Italy and India in cleantech investment. Here's a look at global financing in 2010, according to Pew research.
2 | March 29, 2011 8:48am |
Silicon Valley is known as America's cradle of technological innovation, but players based in the area are concerned that the cleantech revolution will happen elsewhere.
September 11, 2009 12:13pm |
In a state that's no stranger to energy exploration, Austin, Texas is quickly becoming America's leader in cleantech. Find out how.
January 10, 2012 11:16am |
Analyst Dallas Kachan makes his nine predictions for cleantech in 2011. On tap: more investment, biofuels, energy efficiency, natural gas and Chinese domination.
2 | December 9, 2010 1:08pm |
Despite a wave of "green fatigue" that has swept over the United States, the future is in cleantech, said former New York governor George Pataki on Tuesday.
17 | October 12, 2010 9:00am |
One of the largest venture capital backers of cleantech has stopped raising a new fund because a lack of interest.
3 | February 6, 2013 12:20pm |
Cleantech venture capital investing is on the rise and a slow recovery appears to be underway. That is, except for the youngest startup companies.
October 6, 2011 10:57am |
The United States and China are in a race for cleantech supremacy akin to the space race in the 1960s, according to a report. The race is also a duel between economic models.
8 | September 20, 2010 1:12pm |
Global cleantech investment by venture capital firms totaled more than $2 billion in the first half of 2010. Here's a breakdown of to whom and where it went.
July 1, 2010 9:06am |
China, the world's top polluter, has a reputation for producing smog and lead-tainted toys. But the eastern power is banking on cleantech as its next lucrative export.
1 | May 16, 2010 7:01pm |
In the second installment of The Green Polymath, Vinnie Mirchandani reviews the Kleiner Perkins cleantech portfolio and shows how a successful infotech firm is moving into the green space.
April 28, 2010 9:23am |
VantagePoint CEO Alan Salzman says the Tesla electric car is a lot like the Apple II computer -- original, expensive and a few years before it will change the world.
5 | July 6, 2010 7:00am |
Bloomberg New Energy Finance recognized 10 companies for their innovation in solar, energy storage and the smart grid. These companies and their game-changing technologies are worth watching.
March 21, 2012 4:00am |
It's great. But where's the equity?
2 | March 14, 2013 5:54am |
PARC has been investing in cleantech ventures since 2002. Here are some steps and thoughts on balancing the environment, impact and commercial realities of a cleantech portfolio.
April 6, 2011 5:12am |
Kleiner Perkins partner Ray Lane offers his take on the cleantech market and what role venture capital has to play in 2011 and beyond.
1 | July 27, 2011 7:44am |
Germany is on a path to leapfrog the U.S. to dominate the cleantech industry. Here's how.
4 | May 6, 2010 5:55am |